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Information Security Officer

The Information Security Officer safeguards and ensures that risk reviews have been performed and that security procedures are in place for every IT project and the running operations for OpCos, within their remit, in order to control & protect the information assets being used by the organisation and contribute to business continuity (avoiding IT operations disruption due to viruses and/or vulnerabilities not protected).


Job Description

  • Operational IT Security in all the OpCo systems and solutions
  • Strategy & Standards implementation for all Local IT OpCo Solutions/Applications (Hardware and software)
  • Security Compliance monitoring, measurement and recommendation to comply with standards
  • Security incident management, resolution, reporting and recommendation in order to avoid future incidents to all OpCo’s and global solutions/areas.
  • Advise, communicate and ensure implementation of the global security standards & procedures by the local OpCo business and GIS teams.
  • Continuously assesses compliance of the OpCo versus the Information Security Standard (ISS) by testing the ISS controls as detailed in the Information Security Procedure (ISP).
  • Develops and manages the Information Security action plan to address identified risks and non-compliance loopholes in the systems.


  • Bachelor (IT) /Master (IT/Business)
  • Certification on different IT Security Topics such as CISA/CISM/CIISP/CEH/CSTA/CSTP/CFIS etc.
  • >3 years of working experience in a similar environment
  • Has worked with relevant market standards such as ISO 27001, COBIT and relevant laws and regulations such as privacy laws
  • Diploma, Certification or formal training on COBiT and ITIL
  • Able to work in a cross-functional environment; preferably a background in the FMCG industry
  • Sense of Business Urgency and a safe-cautious mind to close critical gaps and reduce any security breach.
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Ability to work and team with a multitude of different people and different cultures (as appropriate)
  • Display professionalism, customer service attitude, attention to detail and quality
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, relationship management and negotiation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop self and others through continuous learning, sharing best practices, knowledge and expertise
  • Negotiation skills are indispensable.
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